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freetoken  Mar 9, 2019 • 8:42:19pm

Everyone needs a zooarchaeology lecture on a Saturday night:

The Stuff of Life: Animal Remains

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austin_blue  Mar 9, 2019 • 8:46:06pm

Grohl seems to be on ACL a lot in a lot of different combos. The dude is kind of genius.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 9, 2019 • 8:49:24pm

re: #1 freetoken

Everyone needs a zooarchaeology lecture on a Saturday night:

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She had me at “The appeal of animals is [dramatic pause] absolutely irresistible.” I’ll check out the full lecture tomorrow. Thanks, freetoken!

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Dave In Austin  Mar 9, 2019 • 8:53:15pm

Whoops

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Dave In Austin  Mar 9, 2019 • 8:53:56pm

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austin_blue  Mar 9, 2019 • 8:57:47pm

re: #5 Dave In Austin

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It’s a brave motherfucker who would get spritzed with that at a mall.

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freetoken  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:01:34pm

re: #3 De Kolta Chair

Her presentation is more about the collection and study of remains, rather than much on individual animals. She’s trying to emphasize that museums (like the Penn Museum) do important work.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:02:49pm

This video must have come up on YouTube’s page for anyone that watches music today…that is some supreme search engine optimization. I watched it earlier this morning. It’s like YouTube magic that it’s here now!

And John Paul Jones…still has it. He and Dave Grohl are a powerful rhythm section.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:02:55pm

re: #2 austin_blue

Probot and Play are both cool Grohl side projects too. I’d love to sit down and drink with that man. He never seems to stop.

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freetoken  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:04:49pm
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austin_blue  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:05:23pm

re: #9 A Mom Anon

Probot and Play are both cool Grohl side projects too. I’d love to sit down and drink with that man. He never seems to stop.

No, he doesn’t, and he is such a roots music geek. I absolutely admire his commitment to musicology. Respect.

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austin_blue  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:15:27pm

re: #10 freetoken

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Chris is a Shetland fiddler. Catriona is a classically trained harpist from Dundee. They are friends of ours and the best fiddle/harp duo in Scotland. She’s playing a Starfish Glenelle. My wife has one. It’s her Americana/Western swing/Celtic axe.

Harp & fiddle, Catriona McKay & Chris Stout ‘Smugglers Set’

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:25:37pm

re: #12 austin_blue

An auld joke:

A lodger in a Scottish guest house in Milngavie, near Glasgow, was on his way to the bathroom carrying his shaving gear, when the landlady stopped him and asked, “Have you got a good memory for faces, Mr MacGregor?”

“Och aye,” Mac replied.

“That’s just as well,’” said the landlord, “Because there’s no mirror in the bathroom.”

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:30:45pm

We rewatched Incredibles 2, and there’s an interesting subplot that I think would be great to explore if Pixar wanted a third movie: how dangerous is the world because of the people who hate supers? I mean both of the movies were only partially about the heroes, but also about people who resent them and will put others in danger to feed that resentment.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:31:51pm

Bob Dylan on the late Liam Clancy:

Bob Dylan: Thoughts on Liam Clancy

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 9, 2019 • 9:47:22pm

re: #14 Belafon

We rewatched Incredibles 2, and there’s an interesting subplot that I think would be great to explore if Pixar wanted a third movie: how dangerous is the world because of the people who hate supers? I mean both of the movies were only partially about the heroes, but also about people who resent them and will put others in danger to feed that resentment.

It’s a metaphor for the Deplorables vs. The Elites.

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austin_blue  Mar 9, 2019 • 10:47:26pm

Okay, I’ll throw this in. One of the most beautiful and beautifully structured songs ever written. Written by Mckay, on a fishing boat of the same name:

Swan Lk243

Oh, and that harp, which is obviously odd looking, was built by the Davies at Starfish Instruments as a prototype. Threw a chunk of the most used strings on a clarsach (trad Scottish harp) doubled into the middle of the instrument. Useful to a degree, but ultimately abandoned because it fucked up the players hand reach. I think that may be the only example of it.

I’ll see them next month and ask.

Oh, and Stout is playing fiddle. Because of course. He’s the best Shetland player in the world. And probably the best trad fiddle player in Scotland alive, regardless of provenance.

Based on personal experience, I think Chris is probably on the spectrum. He is not very socially ept. I have known many musicians who are like that. Just tooled down on their craft to the point of ignoring any outside influence. Eric Johnson is a great example.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 9, 2019 • 10:52:21pm

Grohl loves to play at ACL. :D

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austin_blue  Mar 9, 2019 • 10:56:40pm

re: #18 GlutenFreeJesus

Grohl loves to play at ACL. :D

He does! Saw him a couple of years ago in the new venue. It was an absolute monster of a show.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:16:02am

For our friend in the Great Frozen North, three Lincoln Contis.

Classic Land Yachts | Lincoln Continentals

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:19:12am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:36:35am

Here’s a bit of interesting news regarding a Czech company, Semantic Visions.

Semantic Visions has been announced as the winner of a $250,000 grant to help fund the development of cutting-edge new technology to combat disinformation online.

“The Tech Challenge” was created as part of a transatlantic crackdown on the spread of disinformation - a collaboration between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Cabinet Office and the US State Department’s Global Engagement Centre (GEC).

Held yesterday in Bristol, the competition brought technology companies from across the globe together and gave them the opportunity to showcase new product ideas for tackling disinformation.

After a competitive pitch process, Semantic Visions secured the funding award to finance their platform which provides real-time detection of adversarial propaganda and disinformation and gives user joint situational awareness of event and emerging trends.

gov.uk

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:48:45am
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Targetpractice  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:54:00am

re: #23 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

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“DON’T CALL ME A RACIST!!!!” screams white man who thinks Democrats use welfare to bribe black voters when the largest percentage of welfare recipients are white.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:54:10am

Looks like President Oompa-Loompa has a nifty new idea:

In private discussions with his aides, US President Donald Trump has devised an eye-popping formula to address one of his long-standing complaints: that allies hosting US forces do not pay Washington enough money.
Under the formula, countries would pay the full cost of stationing American troops on their territory, plus 50 percent more, said US and foreign officials familiar with the idea, which could have allies contributing five times what they provide.
Trump calls the formula “cost plus 50,” and it has struck fear in the hearts of US allies who view it as extortionate.
Rumours that the formula could become a global standard have especially rattled Germany, Japan and South Korea, which host thousands of forces, and US officials have mentioned the demand to at least one country in a formal negotiation setting, said people familiar with the matter.

scmp.com

Basically, Trump views NATO as nothing more than a protection racket: he’s a wannabe Don Corleone, but without the wisdom and solid instincts that made Vito Corleone such a successful (fictitious) mobster.

This is exactly what would’ve happened if Fredo had taken over the Corleone crime family……and it’s Fredo’s all the way down.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:59:47am

That Republican is out there, it cant be bargained with, it cant be reasoned with, it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop lying…EVER, until you are dead!

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Targetpractice  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:01:44am

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

Looks like President Oompa-Loompa has a nifty new idea:

scmp.com

Basically, Trump views NATO as nothing more than a protection racket: he’s a wannabe Don Corleone, but without the wisdom and solid instincts that made Vito Corleone such a successful (fictitious) mobster.

This is exactly what would’ve happened if Fredo had taken over the Corleone crime family……and it’s Fredo’s all the way down.

Like I said the other day, if you wish not to default to “He’s a Russian agent,” you could see this as a conman thinking he can extort money out of marks. But he doesn’t quite get that our allies don’t see themselves as marks and may finally be forced to bow to domestic pressure to demand we remove our forces from their territory.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:56:57am

I stumbled across ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ on Netflix. Race car docu-series in 4K and I’m going to go out on a limb and say HDR also. It’s beautiful.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:16:02am

re: #27 Targetpractice

Like I said the other day, if you wish not to default to “He’s a Russian agent,” you could see this as a conman thinking he can extort money out of marks. But he doesn’t quite get that our allies don’t see themselves as marks and may finally be forced to bow to domestic pressure to demand we remove our forces from their territory.

Trump is a fair-to-middling swindler, and really, that’s about it.

If Trump were a Mafiosi, he’d be a caporegime that would end up either in New York Bay on the orders of the boss, or whacked by his own underlings (with permission from the head of their crime family) because of his utter incompetence.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:22:41am

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

Trump is a fair-to-middling swindler, and really, that’s about it.

He is also so damn egotistical that he cannot see when he is being played.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:51:52am

Rightwing snowflakes going to have a sad; they failed to torpedo Captain Marvel.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:54:25am

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

Looks like President Oompa-Loompa has a nifty new idea:

scmp.com

Basically, Trump views NATO as nothing more than a protection racket: he’s a wannabe Don Corleone, but without the wisdom and solid instincts that made Vito Corleone such a successful (fictitious) mobster.

This is exactly what would’ve happened if Fredo had taken over the Corleone crime family……and it’s Fredo’s all the way down.

I assume they are not only going to tell him No, but “Hell no!” I suspect even the Congressional GOP will revolt if Trump tries to withdraw our forces from Germany and Korea.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:55:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:57:35am

re: #31 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Rightwing snowflakes going to have a sad; they failed to torpedo Captain Marvel.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:57:40am

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Its going to be a very interesting week for Brexit, what with votes scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. What a shitshow.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:58:06am

Hello, it feels weird to be up this early, Sprung forward and flying all darn day. Oh my need mah coffee!

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:58:11am

re: #32 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I assume they are not only going to tell him No, but “Hell no!” I suspect even the Congressional GOP will revolt if Trump tries to withdraw our forces from Germany and Korea.

I would hope so, but with the GOP now firmly in Trump’s tiny-fingered grip - and in absolute terror of its own base, which Trump owns - I have my reservations as to whether they’d finally stand up to him and say no.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:01:40am

re: #37 Dr Lizardo

I would hope so, but with the GOP now firmly in Trump’s tiny-fingered grip - and in absolute terror of its own base, which Trump owns - I have my reservations as to whether they’d finally stand up to him and say no.

Enough of them have the moxie to join the Democrats to vote against Trump’s “emergency”, so I expect that a move as catastrophic as withdrawing our forces from Germany or Korea will engender an even greater GOP response. Graham in particular, who has always been a superhawk, would finally have to pull himself out of Trump’s ass.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:20:45am

re: #38 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Enough of them have the moxie to join the Democrats to vote against Trump’s “emergency”, so I expect that a move as catastrophic as withdrawing our forces from Germany or Korea will engender an even greater GOP response. Graham in particular, who has always been a superhawk, would finally have to pull himself out of Trump’s ass.

Amazing what might finally trigger real Senatorial oversight actions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:27:53am

re: #39 Unshaken Defiance

Amazing what might finally trigger real Senatorial oversight actions.

Even the GOP Senate is starting to sense the long-term damage that Trump is about to bring down on everyone…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:37:44am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even the GOP Senate is starting to sense the long-term damage that Trump is about to bring down on everyone…

But will they turn on him sufficiently before the 2020 elections?

I suppose it comes to how much the GOP Senators political instincts inform them about Trump’s re-election chances. If they figure he’s gonna go down, they’ll distance themselves from him as fast as they can so the Republican Senators up for re-election next November don’t end up getting dragged down with him.

If they sense it’s at best a 50/50 chance, they’ll occasionally engage in some “brow furrowing” and express “concerns” on the pundit talking head programs, but that’s about it.

If they figure Trump’s going to win, they’ll keep their mouths shut, at least publicly.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:41:36am

re: #41 Dr Lizardo

And I should’ve added, I’m sure they’ll be looking at the polling data as well, especially towards the end of this year, when the 2020 campaign unofficially begins in earnest.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:42:46am

BBL - off to do some shopping

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 5:02:23am

re: #42 Dr Lizardo

And I should’ve added, I’m sure they’ll be looking at the polling data as well, especially towards the end of this year, when the 2020 campaign unofficially begins in earnest.

Their problem is that even while Trump is toxic to the general public, he remains super popular with the shrinking GOP base. So to avoid being primaried, they have to stay on his good side at least through primary season, if they draw a Trumpy challenger. And even then if they distance themselves too much from Trump they demoralize their core GOP voters they need to turn out in the Fall. The GOP has really put itself into a bind by embracing Trump, all for tax cuts and judges.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 5:10:28am

re: #41 Dr Lizardo

But will they turn on him sufficiently before the 2020 elections?

If they figure Trump’s going to win, they’ll keep their mouths shut, at least publicly.

They are working on ways to reign him in without appearing to oppose him.

But he is too much of a loose cannon.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 5:14:42am

Ethopian Airlines plane crashes shortly after takeoff, with no survivors. It’s the same model plane as one that crashed in Indonesia in October — Boeing 737 Max..

washingtonpost.com

Following the crash of Lion Air flight 610 in Indonesia, Boeing issued an emergency notice that an erroneous sensor input could “cause the flight crew to have difficulty controlling the airplane,” leading to “possible impact with terrain.”

In the Lion Air crash, a malfunctioning sensor convinced the airplane’s software that the flight was stalling and corrected by pointing the nose down.

This model plane lacks a common override feature that allows pilots to reliably pull planes out of nose dives.

Oh. I see.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:26:15am

re: #32 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I assume they are not only going to tell him No, but “Hell no!” I suspect even the Congressional GOP will revolt if Trump tries to withdraw our forces from Germany and Korea.

Well, they wouldn’t let him withdraw from Syria.

On another topic, it’s the middle of the night and I am grumpy. I hate Daylight Savings Time.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:36:39am

re: #44 NO SMOCKING GUN!

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yep, the GOP is between the proverbial rock and a hard place; A cage of their own making.

And yes, I entirely agree, the GOP’s biggest problem is Trump himself. His loud mouth and endless braggadocio is great for firing up the base but at the same time, this increasingly turns off the general electorate - while it also fires up the Democrats base and motivates them to turn out to get rid of the GOP where this is possible.

The only things really keeping the U.S.S. Grand Old Party afloat are the Electoral College and voter suppression/gerrymandering: without those two, the Republicans are reduced to little more than a regional party. Remove those two factors, and the only place where they’d still have any relevance on the national level would be the Senate.

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jeffreyw  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:37:30am

Good morning!

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:39:15am

Stockholm excitement… Bus driven by LNG ignores height restriction…

Iframe

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:46:47am

Wakey wakey, Trump supporters.

“…Gary Thrasher, a rancher and veterinarian, voted for Trump and supported the wall, but has doubts after what’s happened at Ladd’s ranch.

“It’s sickening to me that that much has been invested in something not well thought out,” said Thrasher, 73.”

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Old Liberal  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:47:12am

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

Yep, the GOP is between the proverbial rock and a hard place; A cage of their own making.

And yes, I entirely agree, the GOP’s biggest problem is Trump himself. His loud mouth and endless braggadocio is great for firing up the base but at the same time, this increasingly turns off the general electorate - while it also fires up the Democrats base and motivates them to turn out to get rid of the GOP where this is possible.

The only things really keeping the U.S.S. Grand Old Party afloat are the Electoral College and voter suppression/gerrymandering: without those two, the Republicans are reduced to little more than a regional party. Remove those two factors, and the only place where they’d still have any relevance on the national level would be the Senate.

I agree and then I think about all the selfish white people easily swayed with tax cuts and bigotry. Brought us Nixon Reagan Bush drumpf. They don’t seem capable of learning except the hard way

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:52:42am

re: #49 jeffreyw

“Hey! Over there! Cat!”

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:53:29am

re: #52 Old Liberal

I agree and then I think about all the selfish white people easily swayed with tax cuts and bigotry. Brought us Nixon Reagan Bush drumpf. They don’t seem capable of learning except the hard way

Unfortunately most of those idiots can’t even learn the hard way.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:55:13am

re: #51 jaunte

“I never expected the thing I supported would come to affect me personally!!”

See, also Brexit.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:56:27am

re: #51 jaunte

Wakey wakey, Trump supporters.

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Not much sympathy tbh. They didn’t listen. They were too busy embracing Trump because he exploited their resentments.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:57:53am

re: #54 BlueSpotinAL

Unfortunately most of those idiots can’t even learn the hard way.

People Voting For Leopards Eating Faces

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:58:06am

re: #56 HappyWarrior

Who could have predicted that “build a wall, and Mexico will pay for it” was not a well thought out plan?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 6:59:21am

re: #56 HappyWarrior

Not much sympathy tbh. They didn’t listen. They were too busy embracing Trump because he exploited their resentments.

“We’re gonna build a Wall!”
“Yeah, MAGA!!”
“We’re gonna build part of it on your property!”
“Now, wait just a doggone minute there, podner.”
“And we’re the government, so we’ll just take what we need and give you a fair price.”
“No you won’t!”
“Yes we will. It’s a national emergency!!”
“…”

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:01:14am

What pocket universe were all these surprised Trump supporters living in that they missed the rise of Trump the tv fake, the casino swindler, the real-estate con man?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:01:19am

While Paul Manafort gets a slap on the wrist, Bibi’s boys commit war crimes & get similar lite “penalties”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:04:17am

re: #58 jaunte

Who could have predicted that “build a wall, and Mexico will pay for it” was not a well thought out plan?

Exactly

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:05:22am

re: #59 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

“We’re gonna build a Wall!”
“Yeah, MAGA!!”
“We’re gonna build part of it on your property!”
“Now, wait just a doggone minute there, podner.”
“And we’re the government, so we’ll just take what we need and give you a fair price.”
“No you won’t!”
“Yes we will. It’s a national emergency!!”
“…”

Right. They’re finding out the hard way that the beautiful wall Trump promised would impact them. They were warned.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:07:03am

re: #60 jaunte

What pocket universe were all these surprised Trump supporters living in that they missed the rise of Trump the tv fake, the casino swindler, the real-estate con man?

This is what gets me: as I’ve said here before, I’ve known about this fool and his shenanigans since the late ’80s. Hell, my dad called him a “two-bit shyster” and a “conman”. It was after the publication of ‘The Art of the Deal’ that he rose to national prominence - lots of interviews on talk shows around that time.

Then in the ’90s, his financial shenanigans caught up with him and his personal life became the stuff of tabloid fodder.

Were these people all asleep under a rock or something?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:12:41am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

This is what gets me: as I’ve said here before, I’ve known about this fool and his shenanigans since the late ’80s. Hell, my dad called him a “two-bit shyster” and a “conman”. It was after the publication of ‘The Art of the Deal’ that he rose to national prominence - lots of interviews on talk shows around that time.

Then in the ’90s, his financial shenanigans caught up with him and his personal life became the stuff of tabloid fodder.

Were these people all asleep under a rock or something?

Hell I was only a kid in the 90’s and thought most people saw Trump the same way we later saw Paris Hilton. A vapid, attention seeker, and unintelligent person famous for being famous.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:14:32am

The most amusing thing to me is seeing the same people who called Bill Clinton immoral embracing this guy as a holy messager. I know it’s because of Roe and the judges but holy crap, they couldn’t be more blatantly frauds.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:16:54am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:17:52am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Hell I was only a kid in the 90’s and thought most people saw Trump the same way we later saw Paris Hilton. A vapid, attention seeker, and unintelligent person famous for being famous.

Pretty much - he’s never been anything more than a self-aggrandizing carnival barker.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:18:21am

re: #67 The Vicious Babushka

What did Pirro say?

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jeffreyw  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:19:59am

re: #53 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

“Hey! Over there! Cat!”

An adult Cooper’s Hawk is about crow sized. Cats have nothing to fear from this one except competition for those succulent songbirds.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:22:58am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

Pretty much - he’s never been anything more than a self-aggrandizing carnival barker.

Right. It really says a lot about the right that he’s gotten to them in a way someone like McCain who I wasn’t a fan of could not.

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Targetpractice  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:23:30am

re: #51 jaunte

Wakey wakey, Trump supporters.

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But you can be sure that, even with this going on, he’d still sooner stick his dick in a blender than vote for a Democrat. Why? “Because they want open borders and we can’t have them illegals in here!”

He’s not against building a wall, he just doesn’t want it built on his property. Like all the folks who loved Keystone XL…until they had folks on their front porch, telling them they were there to “buy” the land for a “fair price.”

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:23:43am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

This is what gets me: as I’ve said here before, I’ve known about this fool and his shenanigans since the late ’80s. Hell, my dad called him a “two-bit shyster” and a “conman”. It was after the publication of ‘The Art of the Deal’ that he rose to national prominence - lots of interviews on talk shows around that time.

Then in the ’90s, his financial shenanigans caught up with him and his personal life became the stuff of tabloid fodder.

Were these people all asleep under a rock or something?

He’s the Manchruan candidate, but since he’s a Republican and the other country is Russia, it’s ok to these people because it’s about maintaining power.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:24:28am

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

The only things really keeping the U.S.S. Grand Old Party afloat are the Electoral College and voter suppression/gerrymandering: without those two, the Republicans are reduced to little more than a regional party. Remove those two factors, and the only place where they’d still have any relevance on the national level would be the Senate.

And the structure of the senate in which less densely populated states are over-represented.

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Targetpractice  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:26:01am

re: #31 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Rightwing snowflakes going to have a sad; they failed to torpedo Captain Marvel.

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FFS, I had my issues with Alita, but it still pisses me off that these fuckwits only want people to see it to hurt Marvel for daring to give a woman the starring role in one of their films.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:26:13am

re: #51 jaunte

Wakey wakey, Trump supporters.

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re: #51 jaunte

Wakey wakey, Trump supporters.

“It’s sickening to me that that much has been invested in something not well thought out,” said Thrasher, 73.”

Say it again: the wall is just a symbol and a rallying point. There are no concrete plans or studies, no environmental or legal impact statements, not even a proposed budget or timetable, just demands for funding.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:26:42am

re: #73 Belafon

He’s the Manchruan candidate, but since he’s a Republican and the other country is Russia, it’s ok to these people because it’s about maintaining power.

I can’t help but wonder what lengths the GOP and their base will go to in order to maintain power.

I’m thinking…..it wouldn’t be good. Actually, it would most certainly be un-American.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:28:24am

re: #69 Dr Lizardo

What did Pirro say?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:28:58am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jeezus.

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Targetpractice  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:29:25am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:29:33am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fox host Jeanine Pirro says that Ilhan Omar’s hijab may mean that she’s against the Constitution.

This is a view that is supported in a German ruling that Muslim public schoolteachers may not wear a headscarf.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:33:39am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, she’s just spewing more bigoted nonsense from her piehole.

No surprise there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:33:43am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:33:44am

Ask Trump how much he believes about the Constitution. I guarantee it’s less than Omar.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:33:45am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

This is what gets me: as I’ve said here before, I’ve known about this fool and his shenanigans since the late ’80s. Hell, my dad called him a “two-bit shyster” and a “conman”. It was after the publication of ‘The Art of the Deal’ that he rose to national prominence - lots of interviews on talk shows around that time.

Then in the ’90s, his financial shenanigans caught up with him and his personal life became the stuff of tabloid fodder.

Were these people all asleep under a rock or something?

No. And they weren’t fooled, either. They weren’t conned, or misinformed. They all knew exactly what they were voting for, just as we all knew exactly what we were voting against. The only places where Trumpers voted for a ‘better deal’, or for ‘an outsider’, or out of ‘economic anxiety’ are on the pages of the New York Times.

CNN can pretend and normalise all it wants, but all of us, Trumpers or not, know exactly what the vote was about. Trumpers wanted the freedom to publicly express their hate. They wanted all of us to know that they hated us, and that being an awful white man was still just fine, because of the white man part.

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:34:37am

re: #38 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Enough of them have the moxie to join the Democrats to vote against Trump’s “emergency”, so I expect that a move as catastrophic as withdrawing our forces from Germany or Korea will engender an even greater GOP response. Graham in particular, who has always been a superhawk, would finally have to pull himself out of Trump’s ass.

That bit about Graham…I’m no longer so sure about. But you do make a good point. If Graham says nothing about any of these demands for payment or we are out then we know for sure he is compromised.

And here is Meat the Chuck. Pounding on the Democrats for, well, everything. Ugh. United and divided.

We have our work cut out for us.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:35:07am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mom, Grandpa keeps on offering the waiter a spot in his business that failed years ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:35:50am
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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:36:06am

Devin Nunes hops onto the coffeeshop hipster anecdote circuit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:36:42am

re: #69 Dr Lizardo

What did Pirro say?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:38:17am

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

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How about Christians who wear crosses and crucifixes, Jeanine? Are they also following religious law?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:38:45am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Ask Trump how much he believes knows about the Constitution. I guarantee it’s less than Omar ANYONE.

FTFY

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:39:12am
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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:39:25am

re: #70 jeffreyw

An adult Cooper’s Hawk is about crow sized. Cats have nothing to fear from this one except competition for those succulent songbirds.

I had in mind the hawk misdirecting the birds it was hunting. (There are Coopers hawks around here, but you rarely see them.)

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:40:37am

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

I remember when conservatives thought JFK would only be loyal to “the Pope in Rome.” Not sure why they insisted on specifying the city.

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:41:04am

re: #49 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Uh Oh! The other birdies coming to Jeffrey’s Fly-in better watch out. Someone else is lurking looking for dinner.

(Unless that image is not at the Fly-in.)

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:41:49am

Let’s do the same unsuccessful thing as before, but this time ask for way more money. That’ll work, right?

President Trump on Monday will request at least $8.6 billion in new funding to build additional sections of a wall along the Mexico border, two people familiar with the request said Sunday.

As part of a broader spending package, Trump will seek $5 billion in additional funds for the Department of Homeland Security and another $3.6 billion in military construction funds. This money would come in addition to the roughly $6.5 billion Trump said he was redirecting for the wall’s construction last month.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.

washingtonpost.com

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Targetpractice  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:42:26am

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

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More realistically: He won’t allow a vote on HR1 because there’s no way to spin GOP opposition in their favor. But he figures he can spin any Senate Dem votes for the GND as votes for “socialism,” so he’s pushing forward with a vote on it.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:42:27am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

Man, that expression on the orange shit-goblin in the top picture is the epitome of senile-old-man.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:43:10am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:44:20am

re: #99 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Man, that expression on the orange shit-goblin in the top picture is the epitome of senile-old-man.

He looks like he slept in that polo shirt.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:44:26am

re: #95 jaunte

I remember when conservatives thought JFK would only be loyal to “the Pope in Rome.” Not sure why they insisted on specifying the city.

Maybe they think there’s still one in Avignon. They’re pretty far out of date.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:45:39am

re: #101 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

He looks like he slept in that polo shirt.

That, too. But, TAN SUIT.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:45:41am

re: #101 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

He looks like he slept in that polo shirt.

I’m trying to figure out what that pile of gravel-looking stuff is that is on his plate in the second pic, and what the white crap is on the empty seat on the left.

These are very messy people

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:47:21am

moron is so full of shit

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:48:22am

re: #60 jaunte

What pocket universe were all these surprised Trump supporters living in that they missed the rise of Trump the tv fake, the casino swindler, the real-estate con man?

Have you ever seen the commercials like they run here in Ohio about the opioid crisis.

it’s whole theme is based on a clueless little town called Denial, Ohio.

It is full of people expressing total ignorance and saying there is no opioid problem in Denial.

Same thing about Trump getting elected. Ignorance. Denial.

Welcome to the 51st state in America. The state of Denial USA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:49:42am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:49:49am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m trying to figure out what that pile of gravel-looking stuff is that is on his plate in the second pic, and what the white crap is on the empty seat on the left.

These are very messy people

That’s what the help is for — cleaning up messes they leave.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:56:12am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:56:59am

re: #95 jaunte

I remember when conservatives thought JFK would only be loyal to “the Pope in Rome.” Not sure why they insisted on specifying the city.

The little known Pope in Veince I guess.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:57:37am

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:57:46am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 7:58:33am

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:01:04am

re: #91 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

How about Christians who wear crosses and crucifixes, Jeanine? Are they also following religious law?

You may not want to ask that…because you most likely will get the whole “In God We Trust” for sure America is based on the Christian religion argument. So, yes there are many in this county who would be just fine saying they are following religious law.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:01:45am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:03:11am

re: #113 HappyWarrior

She wouldn’t say that shit about a Christian wearing a cross.

What about Orthodox Jewish women who cover their hair?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:04:00am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:04:30am

re: #114 ObserverArt

You may not want to ask that…because you most likely will get the whole “In God We Trust” for sure America is based on the Christian religion. So, yes there are many in this county who would be just fine saying they are following religious law.

I know. It has to be the “right” religious law, of course. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:07:19am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:10:41am

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

What about Orthodox Jewish women who cover their hair?

She probably would. TBH it’s disgusting to question her love of this country especially since she came here by choice.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:14:22am

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

What about Orthodox Jewish women who cover their hair?

And Catholic nuns…

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:14:59am

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

What about Orthodox Jewish women who cover their hair?

They don’t need excuses to hate Jews.

What if traditional Muslim women all switched to wigs instead of hijab?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:24:41am

re: #89 jaunte

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SteelPH  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:25:39am

re: #122 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

They don’t need excuses to hate Jews.

What if traditional Muslim women all switched to wigs instead of hijab?

JIHAD TOUPEES!!!11ty

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:27:03am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because the last shutdown worked out so well for Trump, right?

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:27:03am

Liz Cheney learned how to be a complete asshole from her father I see. She was on Meat The Chuck today and she made a huge deal about Democrats have a big antisemitism problem.

Looks like we know what one of the big “issues” is going to be in the 2020 elections. The Democrats are the party of hate and they only passed that funky anti-hate bill to cover for themselves.

Also, the Democrats are crazy dangerous and their New Green Deal is going to strip America of, well, everything we enjoy now and it is being led by young mouthy Democrats that are dangerous for you and yours.

Time to get to work putting those fires out.

And we are going to have to deal with Bernard, who seems to be making decent numbers and could be Trump-like in that he comes out on top because of too many candidates splitting up the numbers.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:29:00am

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

Yep, the GOP is between the proverbial rock and a hard place; A cage of their own making.

And yes, I entirely agree, the GOP’s biggest problem is Trump himself. His loud mouth and endless braggadocio is great for firing up the base but at the same time, this increasingly turns off the general electorate - while it also fires up the Democrats base and motivates them to turn out to get rid of the GOP where this is possible.

The only things really keeping the U.S.S. Grand Old Party afloat are the Electoral College and voter suppression/gerrymandering: without those two, the Republicans are reduced to little more than a regional party. Remove those two factors, and the only place where they’d still have any relevance on the national level would be the Senate.

Which is why I think that if the democrats win control of Congress in 2020, their first order of business after abolishing the filibuster should be to make D.C. and P.R. (and I think even the Pacific islands) states to immediately seat 4-6 new Senators to help rectify the imbalance in favor of rural whites. They should expand the House as well to further help rectify the imbalance.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:29:53am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:40:03am

re: #95 jaunte

I remember when conservatives thought JFK would only be loyal to “the Pope in Rome.” Not sure why they insisted on specifying the city.

Just in case another anti-Pope in Paris pops up?//

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:40:19am
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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:46:06am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Ask Trump how much he believes about the Constitution. I guarantee it’s less than Omar.

Actions outweigh words. Trump opposes constitutional safeguards before breakfast most days.

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plansbandc  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:47:13am

LMAO

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:47:17am

re: #126 ObserverArt

Liz Cheney learned how to be a complete asshole from her father I see. She was on Meat The Chuck today and she made a huge deal about Democrats have a big antisemitism problem.

Looks like we know what one of the big “issues” is going to be in the 2020 elections. The Democrats are the party of hate and they only passed that funky anti-hate bill to cover for themselves.

Also, the Democrats are crazy dangerous and their New Green Deal is going to strip America of, well, everything we enjoy now and it is being led by young mouthy Democrats that are dangerous for you and yours.

Time to get to work putting those fires out.

And we are going to have to deal with Bernard, who seems to be making decent numbers and could be Trump-like in that he comes out on top because of too many candidates splitting up the numbers.

I think the Democrats have proportional distribution of delegates all the way through the primaries. So what I fear is that Bernie gets the plurality of delegates, then the nomination is “stolen” from him as the anybody but bernie faction selects a different candidate, then Bernie sulks and the berniebros work to re-elect Trump. Bernie needs to be defeated early and not have the lead in delegates going into the convention.

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makeitstop  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:48:58am

My wife recently found out about an outfit called the New York Adventure Club, which arranges tours of buildings and NY landmarks. Today, we’re going to venture out in the rain to go into the city for a tour of the Czech Republic Consulate, complete with a room full of Antonín Dvořák artifacts. Should be cool! I’m taking my camera.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:50:06am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:52:35am

re: #135 Patricia Kayden

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Jay C  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:53:22am

re: #118 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I know. It has to be the “right” religious law, of course. //

Those sarc lines are unnecessary here: this probably is exactly what idiot “Judge Jeanine” means. Ginning up Islamophobia is always a cheap-points move for the wingers; and the last thing any GOP hack is going to want to do is even hint at the smallest bit of anti-Jewish prejudices: they want to save that to try to hang around the necks of Democrats.

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darthstar  Mar 10, 2019 • 8:59:22am
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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:00:04am

re: #135 Patricia Kayden

David Simon ✔
@AoDespair
And there you go. Bibi Netanyahu blurting out the parts that are supposed to be left unsaid. Hillel standing on one foot could not give a better single-sentence summary of the existential threat that confronts democracy in Israel.

I wonder what Liz Cheney has to say about that?

Most likely not a damn thing. It serves her no purpose.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:04:22am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

238 pounds LOL.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:06:11am

re: #140 Ace Rothstein

238 pounds LOL.

More like 283 pounds. That I’d believe.

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plansbandc  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:07:26am

The straw thing just pisses me off. Adapt people, it’s a fucking straw. Sip out of the cup. Bring your own straw. Goddamn. If we can’t make the little changes without this horseshit, then we are well and truly fucked.

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makeitstop  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:07:34am

re: #141 Dr Lizardo

More like 283 pounds. That I’d believe.

I’ll see your 283, and raise you with a 328.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:08:13am

re: #138 darthstar

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That’s not socialism, you idiot.

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darthstar  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:08:55am

On the tech side of things, I took my wife’s old HP netbook—28GBHDD, 2GB RAM— (and converted it to Ubuntu a couple of years ago. Needing a laptop since getting laid off, I pulled it out and gave it a quick update - still on 16.04 for now - but the browsers (Opera, Firefox) both sucked…pages would hang, really a pain. I put Chromium on it and now it acts like a regular computer. I was also able to connect our HP printer to the new mesh network I put in this week, which I hadn’t been able to do with my windows machine…go figure.

Taking advantage of Google’s free year of cloud servers for anything I need real horsepower on as I can ssh in from this thing.

It’s kind of fun getting my tech shit together. The 140 bucks I spent on a modem is nothing compared to the 11 bucks a month I gave Comcast to ‘rent’ a modem for 8 fucking years.

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SteelPH  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:10:16am

re: #143 makeitstop

I’ll see your 283, and raise you with a 328.

I’ll see your 283, and raise you with an 832.
//

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darthstar  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:11:37am

Trump does have some nice moobs.

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SteelPH  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:12:12am

re: #147 darthstar

Trump does have some nice moobs.

Please. I want to sleep at night.

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:12:57am

re: #147 darthstar

Fast foobs.

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plansbandc  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:13:34am

re: #147 darthstar

Be gone, Satan. (Yes, I kid)

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:13:44am

re: #148 SteelPH

Please. I want to sleep at night.

M O O B S
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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:16:13am

re: #147 darthstar

Trump does have some nice moobs.

No, no he doesn’t.

Also, he is wearing a polo shirt with sleeves that come down to his elbows. The shirt is way too wide at the shoulder, presumably because to get it to go around his stomach it needs to be enormous. That leaves the shoulders too wide, because your shoulders don’t widen much when your midsection does. He needs to quit spending money on gold paint and overdone steaks and get a decently fitted wardrobe.

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makeitstop  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:18:26am

re: #149 jaunte

Fast foobs.

Kentucky Fried Choobs

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:18:47am

re: #145 darthstar

It’s kind of fun getting my tech shit together. The 140 bucks I spent on a modem is nothing compared to the 11 bucks a month I gave Comcast to ‘rent’ a modem for 8 fucking years.

I’m seriously thinking about getting rid of my current Netgear NightHawk AC1900 cable modem+router and go to separate components.

Why?

Because who the hell knows what kind of firmware my ISP is pushing down to it as Netgear doesn’t provide firmware updates for this integrated device type. That’s another reason why I use an VPN that works across all of my devices.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:24:55am

re: #144 HappyWarrior

That’s not socialism, you idiot.

If it is, I guess a ban on DDT, asbestos, and lead paint also qualify.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:29:09am

re: #134 makeitstop

My wife recently found out about an outfit called the New York Adventure Club, which arranges tours of buildings and NY landmarks. Today, we’re going to venture out in the rain to go into the city for a tour of the Czech Republic Consulate, complete with a room full of Antonín Dvořák artifacts. Should be cool! I’m taking my camera.

Planning a pub run in Chelsea tonight…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:29:17am

The issue with plastic is a failure of our market economy.

A market can only function if the price of an item reflects its actual (total ) costs.

And that is the case with most all plastic; it is cheap to manufacture and distribute, easy and convenient to use, but the disposal costs are high.

But the latter get socialized.

I am happy to live in a country where there is a mandatory deposit on most soft drink and beer bottles, and most plastic is recycled through a dual system of trash collection.

If the price of plastic starts to reflect its actual cost, then people will recycle or find alternatives.

Markets do not work properly unless they are well regulated, just like militias…

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:31:42am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The issue with plastic is a failure of a market economy.

A market can only function if the price of an item reflects its actual (total ) costs.

And that is the case with most all plastic; it is cheap to manufacture and distribute, easy and convenient to use, but the disposal costs are high.

But the latter get socialized.

I am happy to live in a country where there is a mandatory deposit on most soft drink and beer bottles, and most plastic is recycled through a dual system of trash collection.

If the price of plastic starts to reflect its actual cost, then people will recycle or find alternatives.

Markets do not work properly unless they are well regulated, just like militias…

Problem is that at least here it’s getting harder to find someone to recycle that plastic without charging a lot to do so. China used to pay for plastic waste but now they’re getting pickier about what they’ll take.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:32:47am

re: #158 calochortus

Problem is that at least here it’s getting harder to find someone to recycle that plastic without charging a lot to do so. China used to pay for plastic waste but now they’re getting pickier about what they’ll take.

Germany established a dual system decades ago and it works fine.

But they are a socialist hellhole that no True American would want to live in.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:33:17am

re: #158 calochortus

Problem is that at least here it’s getting harder to find someone to recycle that plastic without charging a lot to do so. China used to pay for plastic waste but now they’re getting pickier about what they’ll take.

We need to revive glass for containers. Milk etc

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:33:49am

re: #136 HappyWarrior

Bibi needs to go the fuck away.

Directly to jail. Do not pass Go, Do not collect $200.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:36:37am

re: #144 HappyWarrior

That’s not socialism, you idiot.

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:36:40am

re: #160 Unshaken Defiance

We need to revive glass for containers. Milk etc

Except that it increases transportation costs/fuel consumption because of the weight.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:37:23am

Plastic recycles poorly when compared to glass aluminum or steel.

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:38:42am

Happy Warrior…sports talk!

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TedStriker  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:39:38am

re: #154 Eric The Fruit Bat

I’m seriously thinking about getting rid of my current Netgear NightHawk AC1900 cable modem+router and go to separate components.

Why?

Because who the hell knows what kind of firmware my ISP is pushing down to it as Netgear doesn’t provide firmware updates for this integrated device type. That’s another reason why I use an VPN that works across all of my devices.

I’ve been of the same mind, even before Comcast has been issuing combo modem/WiFi routers by default to all resi customers to expand their Xfinity hotspot network. For a few years now, all Xfinity combo modems/WiFi routers have two wireless networks: your “private” WiFi that counts against your bandwidth cap, the same as your wired traffic (for most Comcast customers, that’s 1TB/month total), and a “public” WiFi network that can be accessed by any Xfinity Internet customer that has Xfinity Hotspot access (which is most Xfinity Internet customers except the ones on the cheapest Internet tiers) and whose traffic does not count against your monthly cap (and which can be a PITA to disable, requiring a call to Comcast customer service to turn the Hotspot functionality off).

While that’s handy for me for me to have another connectivity path when I’m out and about by being able to connect to a Xfinity Hotspot, I don’t particularly want other people’s wireless Internet traffic to come across my equipment at home, even if it is on a segregated WiFi network that doesn’t count against my monthly cap (which it wouldn’t anyway, because I pay for the Unlimited Data option); it’s just too much of a possible security hole to ignore, especially if exploits are found in Comcast’s firmware. For years, I’ve run separate modems and routers that I own outright; that way, I can get what I the features I need/want and don’t have to pay Comcast rental fees.

Right now, I run a Motorola Networks MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 modem with an Asus RT-AC86U router running AsusWRT-Merlin firmware with WiFi disabled doing my network routing only (augmented with a Cisco SLM2024 24-port Gigabit switch), with two more Asus RT-AC1750_B1 routers in Asus’ AiMesh configuration connected to the AC86U to provide wireless coverage throughout my house. If you’re on Comcast, check here for their list of approved modems: mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:40:16am

re: #163 calochortus

Except that it increases transportation costs/fuel consumption because of the weight.

True but seems better if moved and smelted with green electricity.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:42:05am

re: #165 ObserverArt

Happy Warrior…sports talk!

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:42:32am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germany established a dual system decades ago and it works fine.

But they are a socialist hellhole that no True American would want to live in.

Apparently the problem is in non-recyclables getting mixed in with the recyclables. It is not always easy to know exactly what is recyclable and what isn’t. Then there are the people who come to install something or other at your house and throw all the packaging into your recycling cart because it’s easy, never mind whether it’s recyclable or not. China will no longer take “contaminated” lots of stuff.

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:43:42am

re: #167 Unshaken Defiance

True but seems better if moved and smelted with green electricity.

It’s complicated…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:43:56am

Tim Apple’s got a whole new entourage:

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makeitstop  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:44:09am

re: #165 ObserverArt

Speaking of dysfunctional franchises - a Knicks fan saw owner James Dolan exiting the Garden yesterday and yelled ‘Sell the team!’ at him.

Dolan called the guy over and told him he was being banned from MSG, telling him ‘Enjoy watching them on television.’

Dolan’s stayed out of the way since changing Knicks upper management after Phil Jackson, but this is a perfect illustration of what a complete dickhead he can be.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:44:41am

New rule, know what socialism actually is before you make it the bad guy and if the worst thing in your life is sucking on a paper straw, you’re doing ok I think.

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:48:17am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:48:34am

About the time plastic straws came in, tearing off one end of the wrapper and blowing into the straw stopped sending it across the room as a projectile, like when I was in school. Fuck plastic straws, is what I’m saying….

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:48:45am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

New rule, know what socialism actually is before you make it the bad guy and if the worst thing in your life is sucking on a paper straw, you’re doing ok I think.

Yeah, but then these are the same people that would look at the good public transportation system we enjoy here in Ostrava and start muttering about GODLESS BOLSHEVISM! or something.

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:49:39am

re: #164 Unshaken Defiance

Plastic recycles poorly when compared to glass aluminum or steel.

PET (clear food and soft drink) bottles is pretty good for recycling. I think other plastics can be developed that have a full loop from manufacture to recycle can be developed if they put in the effort. Also, many soft drink companies manufacture the PET bottles right in the plant that makes and packages the product, so no transportation costs. Make and fill.

Also a great need for plastics that are fully biodegradable. I think with effort and demand that can be achieved.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:52:53am

re: #176 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, but then these are the same people that would look at the good public transportation system we enjoy here in Ostrava and start muttering about GODLESS BOLSHEVISM! or something.

If you can’t afford a car, you don’t deserve to go anywhere. That’s great until my undocumented immigrant housekeeper can’t get to my house to scrub my toilets. No way she can live walking distance from my gated community! MAGA!

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:54:56am

re: #141 Dr Lizardo

More like 283 pounds. That I’d believe.

300 plus tax, easy.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 9:58:44am

re: #178 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

If you can’t afford a car, you don’t deserve to go anywhere. That’s great until my undocumented immigrant housekeeper can’t get to my house to scrub my toilets. No way she can live walking distance from my gated community! MAGA!

Meanwhile, here in Ostrava, we’re getting a new fleet of these, which are gradually replacing the older trams:

All new, air conditioned and with WiFi capabilities. Pretty nice.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:00:53am

re: #177 ObserverArt

Would biodegradable plastic put short chain polymers in our food? Water bottles do when exposed to bright sun. Rather not consume the container material.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:02:17am

Here you go - now everyone can take a trip on the Stadler Tango tram!

Stadler Tango NF2 | jízda | DPO

This was filmed here in Ostrava.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:04:16am

re: #174 Teukka

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:08:02am

re: #180 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, here in Ostrava, we’re getting a new fleet of these, which are gradually replacing the older trams:

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All new, air conditioned and with WiFi capabilities. Pretty nice.

Old and new trams in Stockholm
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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:08:06am

re: #172 makeitstop

Speaking of dysfunctional franchises - a Knicks fan saw owner James Dolan exiting the Garden yesterday and yelled ‘Sell the team!’ at him.

Dolan called the guy over and told him he was being banned from MSG, telling him ‘Enjoy watching them on television.’

Dolan’s stayed out of the way since changing Knicks upper management after Phil Jackson, but this is a perfect illustration of what a complete dickhead he can be.

I just heard that being talked about while listening to ESPN radio and making lunch. I don’t know much about him, but he seems to be very disliked by just about everyone in the sports world.

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:08:18am

re: #178 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

If you can’t afford a car, you don’t deserve to go anywhere. That’s great until my undocumented immigrant housekeeper can’t get to my house to scrub my toilets. No way she can live walking distance from my gated community! MAGA!

The U.S. is going to have a tough time unscrewing its transportation infrastructure until the privileged finally get used to the idea that poorer people should have equal access to the rest of the world.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:08:55am

re: #180 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, here in Ostrava, we’re getting a new fleet of these, which are gradually replacing the older trams:

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All new, air conditioned and with WiFi capabilities. Pretty nice.

These folks have been waiting for the tram here for 40 years now. And they missed it by 30!

But at least they’re recycled aluminum!

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:14:55am

re: #184 Teukka

There’s a couple of early 20th century trams here too; They take ‘em out and run ‘em on national holidays, usually. It’s pretty cool, but having taken one, yeesh, they’re noisy.

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:14:57am

re: #183 Sufficient unto the day…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:17:07am

*THUD*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:19:03am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:19:48am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s wildest dream come true.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:19:51am

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

When Trump campaign advisor Katrina Pierson couldn’t name one black White House staffer, she asked “How many black people were in Abraham Lincoln’s West Wing?”

I have to give her some credit for coming up with a creative, dissembling way to get out of answering an embarrassing question

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sagehen  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:21:45am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Hell I was only a kid in the 90’s and thought most people saw Trump the same way we later saw Paris Hilton. A vapid, attention seeker, and unintelligent person famous for being famous.

Except that Paris Hilton is actually a savvy business-person. Her net worth today is about 100 times more than what she inherited.

Her family background gave her the education, connections and name ID to act as a trampoline for building her business… but she’s also done the work. And done it well.

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SteelPH  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:22:28am
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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:22:30am

re: #181 Unshaken Defiance

Would biodegradable plastic put short chain polymers in our food? Water bottles do when exposed to bright sun. Rather not consume the container material.

There is a lot of discussion over that. Some PET proponents say there should be no problems as there is no BPA in it. Like anything maybe learning the issues and then working to handle the products storage and use better will help.

I just keep the future open to development because a good answer may be coming. But I understand your concerns.

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sagehen  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:28:42am

re: #72 Targetpractice

But you can be sure that, even with this going on, he’d still sooner stick his dick in a blender than vote for a Democrat. Why? “Because they want open borders and we can’t have them illegals in here!”

He’s not against building a wall, he just doesn’t want it built on his property. Like all the folks who loved Keystone XL…until they had folks on their front porch, telling them they were there to “buy” the land for a “fair price.”

I read the article; he doesn’t mind it being on his property, what he’s pissed off about is it’s not monitored and the wall doesn’t do much without human patrols. Also, when the border patrol does drive through, they don’t close the gates and his different kinds of cattle are getting all mixed together so his annual branding and vaccinations and separating them out for breeding takes 3 times longer than it used to.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:30:14am
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Old Liberal  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:30:52am

re: #51 jaunte

Wakey wakey, Trump supporters.

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:31:00am

re: #50 Teukka

Stockholm excitement… Bus driven by LNG ignores height restriction…

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Pictures have emerged from when the accident happened. Note that the driver has already passed a set of barriers without noticing (see below):

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Those red things are the same height as the arch the bus hit.
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:32:45am

re: #197 sagehen

I read the article; he doesn’t mind it being on his property, what he’s pissed off about is it’s not monitored and the wall doesn’t do much without human patrols. Also, when the border patrol does drive through, they don’t close the gates and his different kinds of cattle are getting all mixed together so his annual branding and vaccinations and separating them out for breeding takes 3 times longer than it used to.

People in the border regions of AZ and Texas used to be living in a totally isolated backwater, now they find themselves in the front line of a massive drug war and wave of migration and smuggling.

I can understand that they are getting fed up, but the only solution is a comprehensive solution to immigration policies, drug laws and economic/political relations with our southern neighbors and not just slogans like “round ‘em up!” and “build the wall and make them pay for it!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:33:07am
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sagehen  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:33:17am

re: #95 jaunte

I remember when conservatives thought JFK would only be loyal to “the Pope in Rome.” Not sure why they insisted on specifying the city.

Because the Eastern Orthodox (i.e., Russian “catholics”) have their own pope.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:34:31am

re: #203 sagehen

Because the Eastern Orthodox (i.e., Russian “catholics”) have their own pope.

That had less to do with it than stressing that he would be beholden to a foreign power. I suspect that many of his detractors were unaware that there was more than one Pope.

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Old Liberal  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:36:53am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is a view that is supported in a German ruling that Muslim public schoolteachers may not wear a headscarf.

So I guess no nuns need apply.

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makeitstop  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:38:08am

re: #185 ObserverArt

I just heard that being talked about while listening to ESPN radio and making lunch. I don’t know much about him, but he seems to be very disliked by just about everyone in the sports world.

The hate from Knicks fans is white freaking hot. But truth be told, he’s the type of owner that most franchises would kill for (at least he has been lately) - willing to spend money on the team, and he’s learned his lesson about trying to micro-manage things after the Jackson debacle.

I think a lot of the good points are overlooked because he’s such an asshole.

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Weaselone  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:39:16am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People in the border regions of AZ and Texas used to be living in a totally isolated backwater, now they find themselves in the front line of a massive drug war and wave of migration and smuggling.

I can understand that they are getting fed up, but the only solution is a comprehensive solution to immigration policies, drug laws and economic/political relations with our southern neighbors and not just slogans like “round ‘em up!” and “build the wall and make them pay for it!”

They have lots of patience if it took them 35 years to get fed up with being the “front line” of a drug war and wave of smuggling/ human trafficking.

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William Lewis  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:40:58am

re: #164 Unshaken Defiance

Plastic recycles poorly when compared to glass aluminum or steel.

Flip side: Lower carbon cost in shipping because of the vastly lower packaging weight.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:42:02am

This scans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:46:35am

re: #205 Old Liberal

So I guess no nuns need apply.

*ahem*

that is an issue in itself. Although Germany officially practices “separation of church and state”, it allows religious instruction in schools.

Currently it offers Lutheran and Catholic instruction. It is optional (students may take an Ethics class instead) and “separation of church and state” is “ensured” in that the school only provides the classrooms, the respective churches provide the instructors.

There has been some talk about Islamic instruction, but the problem there is that there is no “Islamic Church” with the same status as the Catholic Church or the Lutheran Diocese of Germany.

So nuns are allowed, and unlike Moslem schoolteachers, their headgear is not seen as indicative of supporting an ideology that is at odds with the Constitution (this being the reason that headscarves are banned)

Because the Catholic Church is a bastion of Democracy and equality for women…

There are many things I like about life in Germany, but their approach to religious instruction in schools is not one of them)

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sagehen  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:47:48am

re: #163 calochortus

Except that it increases transportation costs/fuel consumption because of the weight.

If you drop a cardboard milk carton you get milk everywhere.

If you drop a glass milk bottle you get milk everywhere and shards of glass in it.

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:48:30am

Here is Liz Cheney on Meat Chuck today. I post this because I think it important to see how Republicans are framing things for the next election. This is about the Ilhan Omar ‘antisemitism’ comments.

I don’t know if it is the name, or her, but I already have a strong distaste for Liz Cheney.

Iframe

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Old Liberal  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:49:41am

re: #142 plansbandc

The straw thing just pisses me off. Adapt people, it’s a fucking straw. Sip out of the cup. Bring your own straw. Goddamn. If we can’t make the little changes without this horseshit, then we are well and truly fucked.

But it’s not conservative to not waste needlessly. Maximum waste is today’s conservatism

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:52:06am

re: #207 Weaselone

They have lots of patience if it took them 35 years to get fed up with being the “front line” of a drug war and wave of smuggling/ human trafficking.

They have been annoyed for a long time, don’t forget all the voluntary “border militias” that were forming as far back as the 90’s…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:54:06am

re: #213 Old Liberal

But it’s not conservative to not waste needlessly. Maximum waste is today’s conservatism

People like Trump measure progress and wealth in terms of how many resources we consume.

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Archangelus  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:58:39am
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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 10:59:57am

re: #216 Archangelus

If only it was a dime.

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:00:40am
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sagehen  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:03:27am

re: #218 Teukka

Onion does it again… Spoilered because… NSFW…

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It’s weird that in a country that loves guns so much, firing squad is the one and only method of execution that no legislature is willing to consider.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:04:44am

re: #219 sagehen

It’s weird that in a country that loves guns so much, firing squad is the one and only method of execution that no legislature is willing to consider.

Isn’t that an option in Utah any more?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:05:10am
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mmmirele  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:06:45am

re: #135 Patricia Kayden

Hey, being open about your racism worked for Donald Trump. So yeah, I could see Bibi trying it.

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:06:45am

re: #219 sagehen

It’s weird that in a country that loves guns so much, firing squad is the one and only method of execution that no legislature is willing to consider.

Or that one of the most humane method of execution, asphyxiation by N2. There was this British documentary which looked at execution, and proposed N2 to the pro-death penalty folks… Their response was sickening…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:07:16am

re: #219 sagehen

It’s weird that in a country that loves guns so much, firing squad is the one and only method of execution that no legislature is willing to consider.

Wapo, Feb 6, 2015

In praise of the firing squad

…at least two state legislatures (Utah and Wyoming) have recently considered bills to bring back the firing squad. Some death penalty opponents have castigated the move as ghastly and reactionary. And indeed, judging by statements by some of the bills’ supporters, they seem more about provocation than finding a solution to the dispute [over lethal injections].

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:07:16am

re: #142 plansbandc

The straw thing just pisses me off. Adapt people, it’s a fucking straw. Sip out of the cup. Bring your own straw. Goddamn. If we can’t make the little changes without this horseshit, then we are well and truly fucked.

I don’t really disagree but straws should still be made available on demand because a lot of disabled folks, especially those with degenerative neurological conditions whose hands don’t work that well anymore genuinely need them to be able to access the same spaces with dignity. Also studies have shown that the real problem of plastic in the oceans is fishing.

This study provides a detailed quantification and characterization of ocean plastic within a major oceanic plastic pollution hotspot: the GPGP. The sea surface environment of this oceanic region is now dominated by polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) pieces, substantially outweighing other artificial and natural floating debris. Our aerial survey data, combined with in-situ observations from two different trawl devices, supported the development of a comprehensive assessment of all GPGP debris larger than 0.05 cm. Our model estimates that this 1.6 million km2 accumulation zone is currently holding around 42k metric tons of megaplastics (e.g. fishing nets, which represented more than 46% of the GPGP load), ~20k metric tons of macroplastics (e.g. crates, eel trap cones, bottles), ~10 k metric tons of mesoplastics (e.g. bottle caps, oyster spacers), and ~6.4 k metric tons of microplastics (e.g. fragments of rigid plastic objects, ropes and fishing nets).

Secondly, at least half of the collected GPGP plastics was composed of objects from marine based sources, while the relative source amplitudes considered in our model predicted that mass contributions from land-based plastics, even though lower than global average, would still dominate in these offshore environments. This discrepancy could be due to differences in the magnitude of certain removal processes between land-based and marine-based plastics that were not accounted for in our models. We trust that beaching is one of these processes as it may primarily remove plastics that are discarded in coastal environments through wave, tidal and onshore winds transport. Nonetheless, the GPGP dominance of marine-sourced plastics could also be attributed to their purposely engineered durability in the marine environment (e.g. strong and thick-walled nets, traps, ropes, and floats used by marine industries) as well as overestimations of land-based sources and/or underestimations of marine-based sources. In this study, we considered fishing, aquaculture and shipping to be responsible for 28.1% of the global plastic inputs into the oceans, based on coastal clean-up data62; however, observations at sea may lead to much higher estimates of plastic loads being lost or discarded at sea. As fishing, shipping and aquaculture intensify globally42, it is crucial to better quantify and mitigate this significant source of highly persistent ocean plastic.

Finally, it seems that most plastics accumulating in the GPGP region are hardly transported by winds. Our model predicted that the GPGP is dominated by objects with low or null windage coefficient, and it was the null windage forcing scenario that best represented the GPGP plastic concentrations gradients measured in this study. Furthermore, most objects captured in our trawls (e.g. broken fragments of hard plastic objects, nets and ropes) exhibited no or very little air draft when placed in seawater, and many objects sighted during the aerial expedition seemed fully submerged. Ghostnets, which were the main contributors to the total mass of GPGP plastic, generally have a draft of several metres, and therefore are unlikely to be influenced by wind transport. Our model also suggests that debris items with higher windage are transported over larger areas, with a higher likelihood of beaching, as well as exiting oceanic ‘garbage patches’. For instance, North Pacific particles with 1% wind forcing were spread over a large area around the GPGP that included the Hawaiian archipelago and the North American coastline. The negligible amounts of foam collected within the GPGP, together with the high abundance of foam removed from Alaska during beach clean-ups63, and early sightings of highly buoyant debris originated from the 2011 Tohoku tsunami along shorelines (i.e. floating docks, boats and large buoys44,45) further suggest that high windage debris may not accumulate within the GPGP region.

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Old Liberal  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:07:45am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

*ahem*

that is an issue in itself. Although Germany officially practices “separation of church and state”, it allows religious instruction in schools.

Currently it offers Lutheran and Catholic instruction. It is optional (students may take an Ethics class instead) and “separation of church and state” is “ensured” in that the school only provides the classrooms, the respective churches provide the instructors.

There has been some talk about Islamic instruction, but the problem there is that there is no “Islamic Church” with the same status as the Catholic Church or the Lutheran Diocese of Germany.

So nuns are allowed, and unlike Moslem schoolteachers, their headgear is not seen as indicative of supporting an ideology that is at odds with the Constitution (this being the reason that headscarves are banned)

Because the Catholic Church is a bastion of Democracy and equality for women…

There are many things I like about life in Germany, but their approach to religious instruction in schools is not one of them)

I imagine there’s nostalgia for all the nasty Catholic/Protestant conflicts where jeebus was glorified by his devoted disciples.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:09:41am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeah, it’s aging him rapidly.

He’s gonna look like an extra out of some zombie flick pretty soon; A really fat zombie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:10:25am

re: #226 Old Liberal

I imagine there’s nostalgia for all the nasty Catholic/Protestant conflicts where jeebus was glorified by his devoted disciples.

Catholics and Protestants have come to terms over Germany and divvied the country up into spheres of influence. They even co-operate on a number of matters, namely keeping other religions from gaining a toehold.

They really give Jehovah’s Witnesses and Scientologists a hard time, not even granting either the status of a religious organization in Germany. (Not that the latter don’t deserve it, but it still strikes me as a matter of defending their turf more than anything else)

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:10:31am

re: #227 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, it’s aging him rapidly.

He’s gonna look like an extra out of some zombie flick pretty soon; A really fat zombie.

Somebody’s gotta slap a warning label on the head so the poor zombies won’t get infected…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:12:28am
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:14:01am

re: #219 sagehen

It’s weird that in a country that loves guns so much, firing squad is the one and only method of execution that no legislature is willing to consider.

Wasn’t the old-fashioned guillotine developed to be a more humane way of death?

In any case, I’m glad that in 2003 our criminal governor (the Republican one) George Ryan commuted the death sentences of all death row inmates and then in 2011 Illinois officially outlawed capital punishment. Of course, in 2018 Bruce Rauner in a desperate attempt to secure reelection talked about reinstating the punishment but fortunately he lost.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:17:03am

re: #227 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, it’s aging him rapidly.

He’s gonna look like an extra out of some zombie flick pretty soon; A really fat zombie.

Presidents before & after their terms

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:19:34am
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Jay C  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:19:48am

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

*THUD*

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Someone want to remind Katie Bullets that Lincoln was a Republican?

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:22:08am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Tammy deleted her tweet.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:23:29am

Things I discover on Twitter: Michael Jackson has a rabid cult following and they’re incredibly vicious toward people who criticize their idol. It’s downright Trumpian.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:24:24am

re: #236 Charles Johnson

Things I discover on Twitter: Michael Jackson has a rabid cult following and they’re incredibly vicious toward people who criticize their idol. It’s downright Trumpian.

Replace Trump with Bernie.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:26:57am

re: #234 Jay C

Someone want to remind Katie Bullets that Lincoln was a Republican?

Except that may be the exact point she was making: she is comparing Trump to Lincoln and implying they are both great Republican Presidents who had no African-American senior advisers on their staffs.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:27:07am

OT: Grr. I just had to re-program my TV. For some reason my TV was not getting a signal from NJTV. Now it does and I still have WHYY.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:29:06am

re: #236 Charles Johnson

Things I discover on Twitter: Michael Jackson has a rabid cult following and they’re incredibly vicious toward people who criticize their idol. It’s downright Trumpian.

Once thought the office Elvis Worshipper was putting us all on with over-the-top Graceland relics/pilgrimage. She wasn’t.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:29:13am

re: #238 Hecuba’s daughter

Except that may be the exact point she was making: she is comparing Trump to Lincoln and implying they are both great Republican Presidents who had no African-American senior advisers on their staffs.

Someone should ask her who Trump’s Frederick Douglass is.

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Jay C  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:30:58am

re: #241 Belafon

Someone should ask her who Trump’s Frederick Douglass is.

Diamond and Silk.

Much bigly better: there are two of them, and they’re both better-looking than old Fred…

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:32:56am

re: #238 Hecuba’s daughter

Except that may be the exact point she was making: she is comparing Trump to Lincoln and implying they are both great Republican Presidents who had no African-American senior advisers on their staffs.

Republicans didn’t have blacks serving then and don’t now. Democrats didn’t have blacks serving then and do now. Checkmate RWNJ!

(Makes as much sense as anything they say.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:38:44am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:39:44am

Topsy Lowrent, scolding Black people who showed up to a #BlueLivesMatter event.

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:46:04am

I thought conservatives didn’t believe in safe spaces.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:46:27am

I like this take:

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:47:14am

I found this in my Twitter feed from 3 years ago. Still true.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:51:59am

re: #219 sagehen

It’s weird that in a country that loves guns so much, firing squad is the one and only method of execution that no legislature is willing to consider.

It’s a choice in Utah.

Correction. It’s not a choice. Lethal injection is the prefered methode. Firing squad next in line if the drugs needed are not available.

Note to self: read the entire article first.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 11:54:16am

Marco is a moron

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:01:05pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

Marco is a moron
]

nobody on the right is going to know or care

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:02:44pm

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nobody on the right is going to know or care

Marco probably tried translating the news report himself…LOL

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:04:59pm

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

Marco probably tried translating the news report himself…LOL

Dam, I wish I was your lover!

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nines09  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:05:44pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

I recall no concern for the American citizens who died in Puerto Rico.
Strange.

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wrenchwench  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:07:24pm

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nobody on the right is going to know or care

Sometimes you have to laugh at them, not with them.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:08:21pm

re: #110 HappyWarrior

The little known Pope in Veince I guess.

The Pope of Greenwich Village - Trailer - (1984) - HQ

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jeffreyw  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:12:45pm

re: #94 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

I had in mind the hawk misdirecting the birds it was hunting. (There are Coopers hawks around here, but you rarely see them.)

Oh, they’re there alright. The squirrels are very good at misdirection. They cavort about on the ground and on tree limbs saying “look at me, harmless squirrel!” All the while covering for the hawk’s stealthy approach. Squirrels begrudge the songbirds’ appetite for seeds. The world is not so simple as the storybooks would have it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:14:37pm
259
jeffreyw  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:15:16pm

re: #96 ObserverArt

Uh Oh! The other birdies coming to Jeffrey’s Fly-in better watch out. Someone else is lurking looking for dinner.

(Unless that image is not at the Fly-in.)

That is from several years back. He’s on a limb overlooking a feeder on the south side of the house.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:17:25pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:20:56pm

re: #248 The Vicious Babushka

I found this in my Twitter feed from 3 years ago. Still true.

[Embedded content]

I knew there was something missing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:21:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:28:04pm
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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:28:59pm

What is it with drinking everything through a straw, or out of an “adult sippy cup” (travel mug?) I understand not wanting to spill fluids all over your car (why are you dining/drinking in your car anyway?) But I see people using those things everywhere. When you cut off your ability to smell your beverage, you lose a bunch of the flavor. Why do you want to do that?

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:30:57pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

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wrenchwench  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:32:31pm

re: #265 Teukka

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Took the words right off of my keyboard.

/Now what am I going to do?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:34:32pm

re: #266 wrenchwench

Took the words right off of my keyboard.

/Now what am I going to do?

This?

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:34:58pm

re: #89 jaunte

We went out to dinner in California last night. My wife got a paper straw. We’re never going back there again.//

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:36:36pm

re: #264 calochortus

What is it with drinking everything through a straw, or out of an “adult sippy cup” (travel mug?) I understand not wanting to spill fluids all over your car (why are you dining/drinking in your car anyway?) But I see people using those things everywhere. When you cut off your ability to smell your beverage, you lose a bunch of the flavor. Why do you want to do that?

Because I might spill it. And I really don’t need to smell my diet soda.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:37:40pm

re: #269 Belafon

Because I might spill it. And I really don’t need to smell my diet soda.

And, 99 times out of 100, I refill the cup and take it with me.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:38:49pm

re: #269 Belafon

Because I might spill it. And I really don’t need to smell my diet soda.

Instead of leaving my coffee on the warmer, I put it in a big travel mug and suck on it for hours. And when I flip the cap up, the center vent is right under my nose, so I can smell it.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:39:42pm

And when you get those 32 or 44 ounce cups from the movie theater of whataburger, you need the lid to provide structural integrity to the top of the cup.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:39:47pm

re: #264 calochortus

What is it with drinking everything through a straw, or out of an “adult sippy cup” (travel mug?) I understand not wanting to spill fluids all over your car (why are you dining/drinking in your car anyway?) But I see people using those things everywhere. When you cut off your ability to smell your beverage, you lose a bunch of the flavor. Why do you want to do that?

owning the liberals by wasting plastic straws

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:39:50pm

re: #269 Belafon

Because I might spill it. And I really don’t need to smell my diet soda.

I just hate not getting the full aroma coffee experience, so I virtually never put it in a travel mug. I drink it at home or when I get where I’m going.
I rarely drink soft drinks, so that’s not something I have much experience with. It might make more sense there.

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:40:41pm

re: #272 Belafon

And when you get those 32 or 44 ounce cups from the movie theater of whataburger, you need the lid to provide structural integrity to the top of the cup.

Umm, no experience with that…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:40:43pm

re: #274 calochortus

I just hate not getting the full aroma coffee experience, so I virtually never put it in a travel mug. I drink it at home or when I get where I’m going.
I rarely drink soft drinks, so that’s not something I have much experience with. It might make more sense there.

coffee is something to be enjoyed at leisure, not just sucked down while travelling.

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calochortus  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:42:15pm

re: #271 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Instead of leaving my coffee on the warmer, I put it in a big travel mug and suck on it for hours. And when I flip the cap up, the center vent is right under my nose, so I can smell it.

Either you have a travel mug that is vastly superior to the one I tried, or I’m just really particular about being enveloped in coffee aroma. :)

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:42:16pm

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Some of us have no choice in that matter.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:44:05pm

re: #272 Belafon

And when you get those 32 or 44 ounce cups from the movie theater of whataburger, you need the lid to provide structural integrity to the top of the cup.

But when did they stop putting the cutout for the straw at the edge of the lid and start putting it in the middle, so you have to get it down in front of your chest and bend your neck forward to take a drink?

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danarchy  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:45:03pm

re: #200 Teukka

Pictures have emerged from when the accident happened. Note that the driver has already passed a set of barriers without noticing (see below):

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Is the LNG tank on the top of the bus?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:46:29pm

re: #280 danarchy

Is the LNG tank on the top of the bus?

Undoubtedly. Pierce Transit here is that way. No room for those ginormous tanks under the floor. Why they don’t tip over is beyond me.

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:48:00pm

re: #280 danarchy

Is the LNG tank on the top of the bus?

Was, yes…

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nines09  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:49:00pm

I had posted one of this fellows earlier works. This is another. Amazing.

I Built an Epoxy Resin River Guitar

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wrenchwench  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:50:20pm

re: #281 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Undoubtedly. Pierce Transit here is that way. No room for those ginormous tanks under the floor. Why they don’t tip over is beyond me.

Gaseous things don’t weigh so much, even when ‘compressed’.

/I don’t know how these things work [ETA, cuz I lernt a little]

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:56:57pm

re: #284 wrenchwench

Gaseous things don’t weigh so much, even when ‘compressed’.

/I don’t know how these things work [ETA, cuz I lernt a little]

Well, the gas is lighter than diesel, but the tanks are a lot heavier. I’m still unclear how you run a diesel engine on natural gas, which is —what, 140 octane?

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jaunte  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:57:43pm

re: #284 wrenchwench

Gaseous things don’t weigh so much, even when ‘compressed’.

So the 239 lbs is real?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 10, 2019 • 12:59:09pm
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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:05:59pm

re: #287 Charles Johnson

“Suggests” he was a racist? Do you think she’s a wimp like RS? Surely she SAID Reagan was a racist.

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retired cynic  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:06:08pm

re: #287 Charles Johnson

Yes, she is, and I absolutely hated that person….

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:06:55pm

re: #285 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, the gas is lighter than diesel, but the tanks are a lot heavier. I’m still unclear how you run a diesel engine on natural gas, which is —what, 140 octane?

You use the diesel as “pilot” fuel, burning gas and diesel.
Dual-fuel Diesel engine

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:16:16pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:21:24pm

re: #287 Charles Johnson

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Those comments from the conservative Reagan backers in the tweet are disgusting. To be expected, but still.

If I hear one conservative mention partisanship and deep divisions being a problem in this country I am going to lose it.

I don’t see any conservatives making any damn moves to even come close to the middle, let alone even acknowledging the left.

Oh yeah, we have to move to them. Fuck that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:28:31pm

re: #288 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

“Suggests” he was a racist? Do you think she’s a wimp like RS? Surely she SAID Reagan was a racist.

Her comment didn’t seem to be explicitly saying he was a racist but that he was part of the wealthy elite who have, for decades, divided the working class so that they would not unite with a common goal of providing economic security for all Americans. This is using racism as a tool to protect their wealth and privileged status.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:31:13pm

re: #227 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, it’s aging him rapidly.

He’s gonna look like an extra out of some zombie flick pretty soon; A really fat zombie.

The zombies craving brains would walk right by him.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:34:22pm

re: #293 Hecuba’s daughter

Her comment didn’t seem to be explicitly saying he was a racist but that he was part of the wealthy elite who have, for decades, divided the working class so that they would not unite with a common goal of providing economic security for all Americans. This is using racism as a tool to protect their wealth and privileged status.

Racist is as racist does. Screw Reagan and all his horses in all his movies.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:34:53pm

OK I have a bunch of leftover brisket that is all little pieces so should I make:

1. Tacos
2. Cornish pasties
3. Beef hash over rice

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:37:25pm

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

OK I have a bunch of leftover brisket that is all little pieces so should I make:

1. Tacos
2. Cornish pasties
3. Beef hash over rice

Tacos!

You can never go wrong with tacos. Had some last night.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:37:41pm

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

OK I have a bunch of leftover brisket that is all little pieces so should I make:

1. Tacos
2. Cornish pasties
3. Beef hash over rice

Tacos.
Tacos
Tacos

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steve_davis  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:39:13pm

re: #14 Belafon

We rewatched Incredibles 2, and there’s an interesting subplot that I think would be great to explore if Pixar wanted a third movie: how dangerous is the world because of the people who hate supers? I mean both of the movies were only partially about the heroes, but also about people who resent them and will put others in danger to feed that resentment.

this gets explored partly, as I recall, in one of the Batman movies. The theory is that the rise of the super villains has a good deal to do with the rise of the super heroes.

300
Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:41:42pm

re: #299 steve_davis

this gets explored partly, as I recall, in one of the Batman movies. The theory is that the rise of the super villains has a good deal to do with the rise of the super heroes.

Dark Knight Rises. Both Batman and Bane came out of the League of Shadows.

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MsJ  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:45:18pm

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

OK I have a bunch of leftover brisket that is all little pieces so should I make:

1. Tacos
2. Cornish pasties
3. Beef hash over rice

Tacos.

And then send some my way, please. 🤣

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steve_davis  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:57:30pm

re: #47 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

Well, they wouldn’t let him withdraw from Syria.

On another topic, it’s the middle of the night and I am grumpy. I hate Daylight Savings Time.

i’m finally back on schedule, after months. I thought with longing this morning about how badly I wanted lunch after morning eucharist. Then I looked at the clock and it was 10, which to me is reasonable lunch time.

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Jay C  Mar 10, 2019 • 1:59:48pm

re: #291 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Well, reading through those twitter threads, I’d have to say that unfortunately (unfortunate mainly because it doesn’t throw mud directly on the Trump [crime] family), the “connections” between Cindy Yang and Chinese intelligence services appear a great deal less than “100%” certain. Very likely, and probable, IMO, but not overt - or very provable unless other information comes out. Which of course, it may.

What does seem provable on the face of current evidence, is that Ms. Yang is a fairly accomplished grifter. What it sounds like to me is that she’s used some of her massage-parlor bucks for handy self-promotion: buy a membership at Mar-a-Lago, then put on a nice suit and go over to hobnob with the bigwigs. And of course, pose for numerous photo-ops which she can use to gull the marks back in Guangdong or wherever into paying her for “consulting” - banking on the illusion that she’s Donny and Melania’s BFF, and hangs out with POTUS and his family all the time. With pictures to prove it.

Sleazily corrupt, of course, but I’m sure Cindy Yang isn’t the only one…..

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garzooma  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:06:40pm

re: #264 calochortus

What is it with drinking everything through a straw, or out of an “adult sippy cup” (travel mug?) I understand not wanting to spill fluids all over your car (why are you dining/drinking in your car anyway?) But I see people using those things everywhere. When you cut off your ability to smell your beverage, you lose a bunch of the flavor. Why do you want to do that?

Also, do people who use straws in restaurants use them at home, too?

305
William Lewis  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:09:15pm

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

OK I have a bunch of leftover brisket that is all little pieces so should I make:

1. Tacos
2. Cornish pasties
3. Beef hash over rice

3! Please mail me a plate!
A buddy of mine used to make beef bacon hash for Sunday morning after being out late Saturday nights to eat while watching the Packers and their then insane new QB Favre :D

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:33:23pm

re: #305 William Lewis

3! Please mail me a plate!
A buddy of mine used to make beef bacon hash for Sunday morning after being out late Saturday nights to eat while watching the Packers and their then insane new QB Favre :D

Sorry, Team Tacos wins!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:41:41pm

moron

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:47:51pm

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

[Embedded content]

But what about Eddy Internet?

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:51:28pm

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

[Embedded content]

More alternative truths. Otherwise called lying like a bratty 6 year old.

And people make excuses for this shit. So mature.

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Weaselone  Mar 10, 2019 • 2:57:11pm

re: #287 Charles Johnson

Not seeing the contraversy here.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:07:09pm

re: #309 ObserverArt

About 2 decades ago I followed The Motley Fool guys-and in their Foolish 4 portfolio, they actually shorted JDT (as it was listed on the NYSE) and they eventually cashed out after it had a real nice fall.

Trump is the Honey Badger-he doesn’t care, he doesn’t give a shit-after all, he dropped Roy Cohn like a hot potato after he was diagnosed and hospitalized with AIDS (“Trump pisses ice water!”)

He also pulled the same stunt with his yacht the Trump Princess-he told his creditors that he was dropping insurance-the creditors paid the insurance premiums.

The only thing Trump cares about is his image that the unwashed masses see. If I was on a Trump contract for something tangible and he decided to stiff me, I’d yank everything out under a mechanics lien.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:07:28pm

re: #14 Belafon

We rewatched Incredibles 2, and there’s an interesting subplot that I think would be great to explore if Pixar wanted a third movie: how dangerous is the world because of the people who hate supers? I mean both of the movies were only partially about the heroes, but also about people who resent them and will put others in danger to feed that resentment.

A major part of the appeal of The Incredibles is “apparent” to anyone who has raised kids: We remember the days when we used to be super heroes, work hard all week at our burgeoning careers, party all weekend and come back ready for more, had active hobbies & social lives.

Now we are glad to just get through another week, heck we are happy to just get through dinner without collapsing under the stress…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:16:43pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:18:46pm

re: #308 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

But what about Eddy Internet?

He ran off with some Yahoo.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:21:07pm

re: #314 Eclectic Cyborg

And left a bunch of tweets.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:27:55pm

re: #283 nines09

I had posted one of this fellows earlier works. This is another. Amazing.

[Embedded content]

Beautiful!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:28:35pm
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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:40:29pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is the homeland “only of the Jewish people,” in a new jab at the country’s Arab minority ahead of April’s election.

Netanyahu on Sunday addressed “slightly confused people” after an Israeli celebrity defended the rights of Israel’s Arab population. Arabs comprise about 20 percent of Israel’s 9 million residents. They have full citizenship rights but have faced decades of discrimination.

On Saturday, actress Rotem Sela denounced Netanyahu’s frequent talking point that his political rival will form a government with Arab political parties.

“When the hell will someone in this government tell the public that Israel is a country of all its citizens,” Sela wrote on Instagram.

Netanyahu responded: Israel “is the national state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people.”

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freetoken  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:46:43pm

re: #318 Belafon

The rise of Jewish far-right religious nationalism in Israel will doom Israel. These kind of movements always fail (note that Trump’s attempt only has worked so far to line his pockets and hurt other people) to serve their societies, because in the end hyper-tribalism is destructive.

320
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:49:12pm

Dipshit D’Stupid gets bitch slapped by Kevin Kruse & he keeps going back for more!

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:52:16pm

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

Dipshit D’Stupid gets bitch slapped by Kevin Kruse & he keeps going back for more!

[Embedded content]

Dinesh is starting to realize Kruse is hurting his “standing” so he’s trying to counter the history. What’s funny, is the ultimate outcome of the line of reasoning he’s heading down is to ultimately prove that there was a difference between southern Democrats and the rest of the country.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:53:00pm

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

Dipshit D’Stupid gets bitch slapped by Kevin Kruse & he keeps going back for more!

[Embedded content]

Without reading the thread, does Kevin Kruse point out that the New Deal was very carefully crafted to prevent African-Americans from benefiting from it?

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ObserverArt  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:53:38pm

re: #318 Belafon

I am awaiting someone from the Republican party to touch that statement from Netanyahu.

How long will I be waiting?

Sure makes Trump’s son-in-law’s peace plan a dud I would think.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 10, 2019 • 3:57:11pm

re: #322 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Without reading the thread, does Kevin Kruse point out that the New Deal was very carefully crafted to prevent African-Americans from benefiting from it?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 4:57:22pm

re: #200 Teukka

Were there passengers on that bus, or was only the driver in it? I doubt there was time for anyone to evacuate the bus before it blew.

Also, props to Mr Wu for his Swedish language skilz. I should show that interview to my English students who say English is hard to pronounce.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 10, 2019 • 5:11:44pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Color me unsurprised. The links between business and government in China are so tight as to be inseparable. Business leaders who cooperate with the government get special treatment in return. Those who don’t find their lives and their relatives’ lives somewhat more difficult thereafter.


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The Allman Betts - ‘Melodies Are Memories’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly The Allman Betts Band performs "Melodies are Memories" live in Studio A. Recorded 3/27/19. Host: Eric HollandAudio: Chris RussoCameras: Kay Kurkierewicz, Jeffrey Pelayo, Jake Lee, Mackenzie Cranna and Elise LeasureEditor: Jake Lee and Kay ...
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Stevie Ray Vaughan - Crossfire + Travis Walk (Instrumental) [1989] When I first heard Stevie Ray Vaughan it was like a light went off in my head. Being a hack guitar player I was not unlike any other. You chase sounds in your head.What SRV did was just roll ...
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